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Pontus Jansson plays in three positions in six minutes as Leeds slip up in title race

The Leeds hero was injured but stepped in when Kiko Casilla was sent off

Find yourself a man who can do… everything?

Pontus Jansson is everything you want from a footballer, combining exemplary defensive play with unrivalled passion.

But the big Leeds centre-back is unlikely to have another day like today.

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With the stakes so high in arguably the biggest Championship game of the season so far, Sheffield United went ahead at Elland Road through Chris Basham’s goal after 71 minutes.

But the real drama came as the clock ticked towards added time.

Billy Sharp broke away and was cynically brought down by Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, who was duly given his marching orders.

That left Jansson, who minutes before had gone up front in search of an equaliser, to don Casilla’s keeper jersey and act as an emergency stopper between the sticks for the remainder of the game.

The Swede had been limping for the final 20 minutes anyway after injuring himself in an earlier clash.

Jansson was even handed a shot at immortality when, as goalkeeper, he joined his team-mates in the Sheffield United penalty area when they won a late corner.

When you lie on your job application

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When you lie on your job application

Nothing came of it, but it was box office entertainment.

Effectively an injured Jansson played in three positions – centre back, centre forward and goalkeeper – in roughly six minutes.

Never change, Pontus…


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